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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes did Thursday

The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day.

On Wednesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 421.28 points, or 2.4 per cent, to 17,778.15.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 48.34 points, or 2.4 per cent, to 2,061.23.

The Nasdaq composite gained 104.48 points, or 2.2 per cent, to 4,748.40.

For the week:

The Dow is up 497.32 points, or 2.9 per cent.

The S&P 500 index is up 58.90 points, or 2.9 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 94.80 points, or 2 per cent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,201.49 points, or 7.3 per cent.

The S&P 500 index is up 212.87 points, or 11.5 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 571.81 points, or 13.7 per cent.